NEEDLEPUNCH CARE & MAINTENANCE GUIDELINE
PROACTIVE CLEANING TO MAINTAIN NEEDLEPUNCH CARPET
Without regular removal, dirt and soil accumulates to grind and permanently damage fibres, so carpets “ugly out” before their time. Carpet by its very nature, will mask soil, stains and abrasion to a certain degree, unlike hard flooring surfaces that readily reveal these symptoms indicating the need for immediate maintenance. It is for this reason carpet must be proactively maintained before soiling becomes noticeable to prolong the Appearance and life of your carpet. We recommend that all cleaning is undertaken by a professional cleaning company that is a member an industry association such as the AICC (Australian Institute of Carpet Cleaning).
Proactive cleaning is preventive maintenance before the carpet looks dirty, instead of reactive cleaning after the carpet is visibly soiled. It is the foundation of the Needlepunch Carpet Care Guide that proactive daily, interim and scheduled maintenance can reduce or eliminate the cost and time of reactive restoration required for extreme cases of badly soiled or damaged carpet while extending the life and appearance of the carpet itself.
Reactive restoration involves water extraction with aggressive agitation followed by thorough rinsing and pile grooming. This procedure may need to be performed several times before any improvement is noticeable. Proactive cleaning provides the best possible carpet appearance day after day, extending replacement due to appearance. Not only is the proactive nature of cleaning important, so is the overall environmental friendliness of the process.
Carpet can act as a filter that traps and keeps dust and dirt out of the air. This can be a significant health benefit since most people spend a great deal of their time indoors. When removing contaminants from carpet, it’s important to use equipment that will prevent re-circulation of dust back into the air.
This guide is organized by cleaning frequency (daily, interim, and scheduled).
Depending on frequency and traffic, there are different techniques and tools recommended for best results in your particular facility. All chemicals used must have a pH level of less than nine. Do not use chemicals containing optical brighteners or d-limonene (orange terpenes).